Blatna City (Blatna)
Blatna – a city in the south of the Czech Republic in the South Bohemian region on the banks of the river Lomnitsy, located north of Strakonice, 100 km from Prague. The surroundings of Blatny are a country of lakes, forests and meadows. Here virtually no industrial enterprises, which is the most favorable way affects the ecology. In addition to natural attractions here are the ancient monuments of history and architecture – water castle, an old church and plague column.
The surroundings of Blatna were settled in the 6th century. The city itself originated as an intermediate point between Pisek and Pilsen. The first mentions The settlement dates from the first half of the 13th century. In the 14th century Blatna was ruled by Strakonice. In the 15-16 century, the settlement became the main residence of the old noble family. In 1601, Emperor Rudolph Blatna assigned the status of a city.
Blatna at night
Sights of Blatny
Blatna is a typical Czech provincial town. Title The city comes from a historic marshland. Despite small size and not rich history Blatna boasts several interesting sights.
Water castle in Blatne
Water castle – the main attraction Blatny. it one of the most important architectural monuments of this type in the Czech Republic. The origins of the castle date back to the 13th century. In the 14th century there was built a powerful gothic fortress. Blatny Castle is located on a small cliff and surrounded by a wide moat. Inside can admire the frescoes of the 15th century, decorations and symbols of old noble families.
- Adults: 120 CZK
- Students, pensioners, disabled: 80 CZK
- Children (6 – 15): 60 CZK
- Children (under 6): free
At the moment, the castle is privately owned and open during the tourist season.
Near the castle is a large English park area of 42 ha This is a very picturesque place – tame deer, old oaks and green meadows. The park is adjacent to an old forest with marshes and artificial caves.
Church of the Ascension Virgin Mary
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – ancient Gothic church 15 century, built on the site of an ancient Romanesque structure. Separately the high bell tower built in baroque style is located in 1723 year After the fire, the bell tower was rebuilt in style neogothic
On the main square of Blatny there is another historical landmark – the plague column. This is an interesting monument. Baroque of the early 18th century by Johann Hovman. On high The pedestal in the form of a cross are sculptures of four Czech saints. At the top of the column is a sculpture of Mary with Christ.
How to get to Blatnu
Blatna is located between the major cities of Pilsen and Ceske Budejovice. The way here will take less than an hour. Distance from prague about 100 km. The bus can be reached in about an hour and a half. Schedule and tickets see here. -http: //jizdnirady.idnes.cz/
Maps and guides
Detailed map of the city of Blatna with landmarks (download)